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Jun 19, 2009

Marketplace Money for June 20-21, 2009

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New agency to protect consumer rights

Jun 19, 2009
President Obama is establishing the Consumer Financial Protection Agency, a watchdog group intended to keep an eye on deceptive financial practices. Tess Vigeland talks to Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren about her role in the agency's creation.

Cheese and the CFPA

Jun 19, 2009
The new Consumer Financial Protection Agency might not seem to have a lot in common with cheddar and brie, but Marketplace Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch sees a connection.

Straight Story

Jun 19, 2009
Changes to the U.S. health care system are on the horizon, but it's not the first time. Economics editor Chris Farrell talks about why this time it's different.

U.K. health service in jeopardy

Jun 19, 2009
The national health service is perhaps the U.K.'s most prized institution. But how is it faring during the economic crisis? Stephen Beard reports.

National parks offer free weekends

Jun 19, 2009
Seems like you can't get anything for free these days. But the National Park Service is offering no-cost admission to more than 100 parks on a few select weekends. Tess Vigeland talks to two park rangers about how they're preparing.
A couple relaxes at Yosemite National Park.
Uros Ravbar

Getting Personal

Jun 19, 2009
Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland and economics editor Chris Farrell answer listeners personal finance questions about planning for retirement and refinancing with an uncooperative bank.
Getting Personal
Marketplace

Foreclosure problems trickle to the top

Jun 19, 2009
It's no surprise that the housing crisis hit subprime borrowers or those who bit off more than they could chew. But now foreclosures seem to be making their way to prime borrowers -- those with good credit and a fixed…

That's one expensive Buffett

Jun 19, 2009
How much would you pay to have lunch with "The Oracle of Omaha," Warren Buffett? Tess Vigeland talks to Mohnish Pabrai, who two years ago was the highest bidder in the mogul's annual charity auction.
Mohnish Pabrai was one of the highest bidders in an auction to have lunch with Warren Buffett.
Tess Vigeland

A tribute to dads' money lessons

Jun 19, 2009
In honor of financially savvy (and not so savvy) dads everywhere, writer Lauren Weber talks about the lessons she learned from her father. We also hear from listeners about what their dads taught them about money and finances.